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September
September 23 - Silver Sneakers
Event Time9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sep 23, 2014 to Dec 2, 2014
Event LocationCapilano River Regional Park
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More InformationEnjoy the wondrous Capilano Canyon in the company of other hikers for easy two hour guided walks. Tuesday to December 2nd. Ages 50+ $40/series
September 26 - Rainforest by Night
Event Time6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 26, 2014
Event LocationMinnekhada Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More Informationwls, salamanders and bats go about their days by night. Experience a West Coast rainforest beneath the moon shadows of tall trees and moss-strewn branches. Catch a glimpse of a flying squirrel, listen for an owl's call or watch a salamander move on the forest foor stalking insects. Registration required. Ages 6+ $4.25 child/youth/senior $8/adult.
September 27 - Family Geocaching Program with Red Fox
Event Time11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 27, 2014
Event LocationPark Centre, Pacific Spirit Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationExplore the outdoors on a high-tech treasure hunt with Red Fox Healthy Living Society. This program will teach you how to find a cache using smartphones and GPS units while learning about the nature that surrounds you. Discover adventure and get active in Pacific Spirit Park this fall with Red Fox!
September 28 - Kanaka Connections World Rivers Day
Event Time11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sep 28, 2014
Event LocationKanaka Creek Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
604-970-8404
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More InformationCelebrate World Rivers Day with canoe tours, children’s activities and stewardship displays. Allow 1.5 hrs to complete all activities.
Meet at the riverfront south of Lougheed Highway and River Road, Maple Ridge.
October
October 04 - Fresh Air Hike - Low Knoll
Event Time10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 4, 2014
Event LocationMinnekhada Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationA moderate hike through rainforest and marsh with some hills and large rock steps. Registration required. Ages 15+ $3.35/youth/senior $5.50/adult
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October 04 - Spying on Spiders
Event Time10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Oct 4, 2014
Event LocationBelcarra Regional Park
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More InformationAll forests are full of spiders! Don’t be afraid - come closer to see what makes these creatures so fascinating. Learn how to identify different spider types. Examine the artistry of web making, and learn how a spider slurps its food. Registration required. Ages 6+ $4.25/child/youth/senior $8/adult
October 04 - Heritage Apple Day Event
Event Time11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Oct 4, 2014
Event LocationDerby Reach Regional Park
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More InformationApple tasting, old–fashioned tasks, fiddling, artists painting and historians. Meet at the Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave, 4km west of Fort Langley.
October 05 - Creative Cafe
Event Time1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Oct 5, 2014
Event LocationMinnekhada Regional Park
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More InformationThe Minnekhada Park Association presents fun, creative activities for kids of all ages at this monthly open house at historic Minnekhada Lodge. Learn about the history and natural wonders of the park.

For information visit www.minnekhada.ca

Presented by the Minnekhada Park Association
October 08 - Blood Moon Night Walk
Event Time7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 8, 2014
Event LocationCampbell Valley Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationExperience a guided walk in the park at night and listen for nocturnal animals. The full lunar eclipse is after midnight; you may see it beginning. Registration required. Ages 6+ $4.25/child/youth/senior $8/adult
October 12 - Applefest 2014
Event Time11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Oct 12, 2014
Event LocationDavies Heritage Orchard
Crippen Park, Bowen Island
Contact InformationMaureenNicholson
604-838-4648
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A free, family-friendly event celebrating all things apple! You'll enjoy free musical performances, kids' activities, a museum tour, apple displays and sales, an interpretation display from Metro Vancouver, and the Best Apple Pie on Bowen contest. Also includes the last farmers' market of the year, just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
October 12 - Bowen Island Apple Fest
Event Time11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Oct 12, 2014
Event LocationDavies Orchard
From the ferry, walk 100 metres along the road to Davies Orchard
Contact InformationInfo
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Taste crunchy heritage apples, buy a homemade pie, take a tour of the Heritage Museum and play some games.
Presented by Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association and Metro Vancouver
October 15 - Wild about Mushrooms
Event Time10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Oct 15, 2014
Event LocationCapilano River Regional Park
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Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationLearn to identify common forest mushrooms without harvesting them. Familiarize yourself with basic features of fungus families and explore their ecological importance.
Ages 15 +
$4.25/youth/senior
$8.00/adult
Registration Required
October 19 - Return of the Salmon
Event Time11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Oct 19, 2014
Event LocationKanaka Creek Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationWitness the return of spawning salmon to Kanaka Creek fish fence. Displays, games and fisheries experts on-site. Meet at the fish fence on 240th Street, north of Lougheed Highway.
October 25 - First Annual Regional Parks EcoBlitz
Event Time10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationVarious Regional Parks
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More InformationGet down and dirty while you help the environment and make new friends. Join us and other volunteers in removing invasive plants and replanting with native vegetation. Join the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Ecological Restoration Team on Meetup to find a work party near you: www.meetup.com/Regional-Parks-Connect-Metro-Vancouver
October 25 - Weedbusters
Event Time10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationBurnaby Lake Regional Park
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More InformationHelp the Burnaby Lake Park Association remove invasive plants that threaten native species.
October 26 - Demystifying Mushrooms
Event Time12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Oct 26, 2014
Event LocationCampbell Valley Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationOpen up a whole new world of fun with fungi! This program is for beginners who want to learn the basic skills of mushroom identification and to be introduced to this fun and addictive hobby. Focus will be on identifying common fungi, not just edibles.There will be no harvesting on this walk. You will learn about mistakes and dangerous mushrooms; how to be safe; harvesting regulations; how to identify 7 most recognizable genera, names of common wild fungi, parts and features of mushrooms; and the top 10 edibles. Handouts provided.

30min indoor presentation followed by a slow 3-hour trail walk for 2kms. Registration required.
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October 26 - Critter Capers - Masquerade Mystery
Event Time1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Oct 26, 2014
Event LocationTynehead Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationAnimals are in disguise. Help the crow figure out who is wearing each costume. Allow 1 hour to complete. Free drop in.
October 28 - Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area Scientific Advisory Panel meeting
Event Time3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Oct 28, 2014
Event LocationMetro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office
#130 - 1200 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Contact InformationInformationCentre
604-224-5739
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Scientific Advisory Panel meeting
November
November 01 - Fresh Air Hike - Jug Island Beach
Event Time10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Nov 1, 2014
Event LocationBelcarra Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationTake a hike through a west coast rainforest with great views of Indian Arm. Listen for the haunting call the Varied thrush, and stop at a beach for sea air. This hike covers 6 km and is moderately strenuous with hills and stairs.

Registration required. Ages 15+ $3.35/youth/senior $5.50/adult
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November 02 - Salmon & Forest
Event Time10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Nov 2, 2014
Event LocationTynehead Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationSalmon and native forests rely on each other to provide the nutrients and clean water that each need to survive and thrive. Learn how these different organisms are connected. Registration required. Ages 6+ $4.25/child/youth/senior $8/adult
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